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Christians in the Community of the Dome
Julian Mann

Many court cases have taken place in recent years in which Christians, for various reasons, have fallen foul of the law. This has ranged from refusing to bake a cake with a message that goes against one’s convictions; to preaching…

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Fatherhood – what it is and what it’s for
Tony Payne (editor)

This is the second edition of a title originally published in 2004. The author, director of Matthias Media and father of five children, sets out to address the ‘fatherhood crisis’ by changing how we think about fatherhood. He observes that…

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Change and Decay: Primitive Methodism from late Victorian Times till World War I
David Young

This book charts the progressive departure of Primitive Methodism from biblical orthodoxy around the turn of the 20th Century. A previous volume chronicled the rise of the movement a century earlier. The original Primitive Methodist leaders sought a return to the…

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Where we are — the state of Britain now
Roger Scruton

Sir Roger Scruton is a political philosopher, university lecturer, public commentator, opera composer, wine critic and all-round good egg who likes to write two books every year. Scrutonia is his ‘world of farmers and philosophers, of Wagner and wine, of animals…

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Progress: Lifelong growth for gospel workers
Adrian Reynolds

The author of this book is the FIEC training director. This title is part of a series reproducing seminar teaching given at the FIEC ‘Hub’ conference. It is aimed at those in gospel ministry or church leaders pastoring such men.…

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The Reformation: What You Need To Know And Why
John Stott

This small paperback from the Lausanne Movement is a work of two halves. First comes Michael Reeves’ introduction to the world-changing events of 500 years ago. The reader is led through Martin Luther’s protest against indulgences, his new understanding of…

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Emotions: Mirrors of the Heart
Catherine Haddow

This book seeks to encourage godly ways to manage emotions such as sadness, anxiety and anger. It warns against sinful responses to these feelings and is addressed to Christians who struggle in this area or who wish to better support…

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All you need to know about the Bible – Book 4
Brian H Edwards

At first glance, the title of this book may seem ambitious, given that there is so much to say about the Bible. On reading it, however, one soon realises that the author has gone a long way to reaching the…

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All you need to know about the Bible – Book 1
Brian H Edwards

In this useful and interesting book, Edwards shares many reasons for trusting the veracity of the Bible. It is the first book in a series of six that will go on to address: the authority of Scripture; the formation of…

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Radical Leadership: In The New Testament And Today
Michael Green

This is a book that might well be used by both leadership trainers and trainees. Beginning with the model leader, Jesus himself, the author shows how he trained by example. He never demanded of his followers what he himself was…

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Wonders of Creation (Design in a fallen world)
Stuart Burgess

This superbly illustrated book presents a compelling case that our world displays the hallmarks of design and testifies to the exquisite handiwork of our creator. Evidences are first drawn from a selection of land mammals, sea creatures, birds and insects.…

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A Pilgrim Path: John Bunyan’s Journey
Faith Cook

John Bunyan is no stranger to Christians and his book Pilgrim’s progress, written in 1678, is well-known and well loved by those of Christian faith and those with none. Neither is Bunyan a stranger to Faith Cook, whose 2008 book…

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A Journey Into Calvary
Timothy Cross

This book is best described as a simple survey of the death of Jesus. In 20 short chapters, Timothy Cross writes about aspects of the cross of Christ, in relation to the gospel and the Christian life. The writing is…

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All you need to know about the Bible – Book 2
Brian H Edwards

You are in safe hands when you pick up a book by Brian Edwards. Yes, there are many books on the Bible, but this one makes the claim that it will impart ‘all we need to know’. This deals with…

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Saints of Zion
R. C. Sproul

I approached this review with some trepidation as it is unfamiliar territory for me. This was further compounded by the recent death of R. C. Sproul, a mighty servant of God who has now gone to his eternal reward. The…

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The Nation’s Gospel: Volume 1 (1516-1791) Reformation to Revolution
Mr Jeremy Thomas

This compelling book tackles an enormous subject, covering a major part of the history of evangelicalism in England. In this first volume, Thomas covers church history from 1516 to 1791, highlighting the beginnings of gospel preaching during the infancy of…